Mexico 2016

MISSION DATES: February 10-19 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 31st 2016
STAFF LEADERS: Chantal Castelino
COSTS: $2000

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Just as in Jonas’ time, so too today may we commit ourselves to conversion; may we be signs lighting the way and announcing salvation. This time for conversion, this time for salvation, is the time for mercy.  And so, let us say together in response to the suffering on so many faces: In your compassion and mercy, Lord, have pity on us … cleanse us from our sins and create in us a pure heart, a new spirit (cf. Ps 50).” Pope Francis, Homily in Mexico, Feb. 2016

On our 4th February Break mission, we will be returning to Mexico City. With an estimated population of over 30,000,000, Mexico City is one of the largest concentrations of humanity in the world and it is here that Our Lady chose to appear, and here that Our Lady of Guadalupe has been named the Star of the New Evangelization. Join us for 10 days as we reach out to students at the local universities, work with the Missionaries of Charity and in ‘Villa Mujeres’, a home for elderly and handicapped. We will also spend time at the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, interceding along with her for the conversion of the Americas. You will leave this mission with a new zeal for evangelization through our encounter with Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Testimonies

Hear from the student missionaries who served in Mexico last February:

“We had just finished sharing the Gospel in a religion class when the teacher said to us “You have given these girls more than I could ever give them” We desired that the teacher would be able to share the same thing we had just shared. After what we thought was our last class, we left a Spanish “Ultimate Relationship” booklet on her desk. We realized later that we were still supposed to be in that same classroom, but when we arrived we found the teacher in front of the class sharing in Spanish what we had just shared with her in the previous class. How exciting – we were multiplying missionaries!”

“Visiting the schools, as well as sharing the UR and my testimony gave me a desire to share God more, and to learn to completely trust God and push away my fears when sharing my faith.”

“This mission helped me to grow in my love of God and my understanding of His will for my life; that I am to encounter His abundant mercy and not only offer it to those in my life, but go out to the marginalized and isolated and be a vessel of His love and mercy!”

Mission Overview

Mexico City 2017 will be an dynamic mission opportunity, where you will be given the opportunity to experience the Mexican culture, grow in your faith and devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe and practice both the Spiritual and Corporal works of Mercy.

Mexico City 2017 is approximately 10 days in length and will begin with some training in Vancouver before travelling to Mexico.

Note: As the project gets closer, you will receive more specific information about mission activities as well as a mission schedule.

Fundraising

Mexico 2017 will cost approximately $1700 CND (amount still to be finalized). This money will cover the costs for:

  • Orientation & training
  • Accommodations
  • Travel from Canada to Mexico
  • Most meals

The cost does not include:

  • Medical expenses before (ie. vaccinations needed) or during the mission (ie travel insurance)
  • Travel to the orientation location in Canada and home from there after the project is concluded

Money may be raised via tax-deductible donations. Resources and training will be provided to help with your fundraising. There is a $300 non-refundable payment due upon acceptance. The remainder of the cost must be paid according to the payment schedule included in your acceptance package.

 

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